Full English (Topic TSCD823)   The Furrow Collective: At Our Next Meeting (Furrow FURR007)   Martin & Eliza Carthy: The Moral of the Elephant (Topic TSCD587)   Rachel Newton: Changeling (Shadowside SHADOW1)

You can't trust folk songs. They always sneak up on you.
Granny Weatherwax in Terry Pratchett: Witches Abroad

Featured Musicians and Groups

This list has links to discographies of the most important (to me, that is ;-) musicians and groups featured on Mainly Norfolk. You'll find a lot more of them in the comprehensive alphabetic folk discography and in the record label discographies shown at the top of the navigation column.

Note: I inherited the websites for some artists hosted here: Sandy Denny (merging it with mine) and Trevor Lucas in 1998 from Willem Doornkamp; Waterson:Carthy, Ashley Hutchings, Joseph Taylor and the Kipper Family in 2002 from Dr. Garry Gillard when he retired from Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. Thank you very much for your great work and for asking me to take over!
And thanks to Alistair Banfield too for his never-ending support and wealth of information.

Three Score and Ten (Topic TOPIC70)   James Findlay, Bella Hardy, Brian Peters, Lucy Ward: The Liberty to Choose (Fellside FECD257)   Good Humour for the Rest of the Night (The Voice of the People Volume 25; Topic TSCD675)   Scottish Tradition Vol. 5: The Muckle Sangs (Greentrax CDTRAX 9005)

Record Labels

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> A personal note

This website started in about 1996 as a fan website for Steeleye Span and Sandy Denny in a personal directory of the university department's webserver that I am administering. Since then it grew to a comprehensive overview of recorded traditional and contemporary English folk music. It comprises 4617 web pages cataloguing 3973 albums and books—nearly all of them in my own collection—and 2160 songs and tunes, with cross references to the Child, Laws and Roud folksong indexes, to the Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, and to the Traditional Ballad Index at California State University, Fresno. It is widely linked to in the folk scene and is, amongst others, approved and supported by Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schneider, retired Professor of Systematic Musicology at my own university and supervisor of Prof. Dr. Britta Sweers' seminal doctoral thesis on Electric Folk, by Dr. Fay Hield of the Department of Music at the University of Sheffield, and by Dr. Garry Gillard, retired, of Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. Thank you very much for your support.

17 years later I had to move on. In March 2013 my university's press and public relations office—which I didn't know to be an academic advisory board—took umbrage at these pages. It ruled that they were academically unworthy (“völlig universitätsfremde Inhalte”) and it asked me to move them to somewhere else. Which I have done. Welcome to mainlynorfolk.info.